Getting By on the Minimum

Getting By on the Minimum

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Jennifer Johnson profiles the real-life stories of more than sixty women who have no college education, are married with kids, and earn an average of $16, 000 per year, giving us an important window into a large, poorly understood segment of our society. Through the words of these women, Johnson captures the essence of women's working-class experience: from job stagnation, low self-esteem, and social isolation to camaraderie among coworkers, loyalty to one's roots, and even pride in a job well done. This book offers a study of the difference class makes in women's lives, as well as the problems, restrictions, and rewards common to all women.We as kids did not have as many things as most of the kids. . . . Everybody else had ... is stigmatized. As John Hartigan Jr. describes in a superb essay on white poverty, many people, especially people Growing Up Poor in Postwar America 161.

Title:Getting By on the Minimum
Author:Jennifer Johnson
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-15


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